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  1. Computer scinetists reveal new hack threat for smartphones

    Scientists at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and the University of Michigan say their hacking method could attack any smartphone. FULL ARTICLE AT The Daily Mail

  2. Researchers from the University of California Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have identified a weakness in Android which allows personal data to be obtained from apps. Tested against seven ... FULL ARTICLE AT BetaNews

  1. Novel Method Can Hack Popular Apps With Up To A 92 Percent Success Rate

    redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new security vulnerability in mobile operating systems could allow hackers to gain access to a user’s personal information with a surprising success rate, researchers from the University of California, Riverside and the University of Michigan claim in a new report . According to Sean Nealon of Phys.org , study authors Qi Alfred Chen, Zhiyun Qian, Z. Morley Mao reported that they believe the flaw exists in Android, Windows and iOS platforms, though they only demonstrated it using an Android device. The method was found to be successful between 82 percent and 92 percent of the time on six of seven popular apps tested, including those of Gmail , Chase Bank, WebMD and H&R Block, according to reports. Only the Amazon app, with a success rate of 48 percent, proved to be somewhat more difficult to crack. The authors, who will present their findings Friday at the USENIX Security Symposium, explained that the type of attack is known as a user-interface (UI) state interference attack, said CBS News reporter Michael Roppolo. This type of attack allows hackers to run the malicious software in the background without the user being alerted to the activity. “The researchers say it could allow a hacker to steal a user's password and social security number, peek at a photo of a check on a banking app, or swipe credit card numbers and other sensitive data,” Roppolo explained. “In Android, an entry point that the researchers call a ‘shared-memory side channel’ could allow hackers to detect what's going on in a user's app,” and iOS device and Windows phone users could also be affected by the issue. “A user would be vulnerable if they downloaded an app that appeared to be benign but in reality was malware ; hackers could then exploit this vulnerability to observe whatever personal data the user entered,” the CBS reporter added. “One example might be when a user opens a banking ... FULL ARTICLE AT RedOrbit

  2. Hacking Gmail with 92 percent success

    (Phys.org) —A team of researchers, including an assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering, have identified a weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows ... FULL ARTICLE AT PhysOrg.com

  3. Invasive Species on the Rise

    California will gain a new invasive species every 60 days. According to the Center for Invasive Species Research at UC Riverside, some of these could lead to economic losses to ... FULL ARTICLE AT KQED

  1. Researchers study how humor matters in social movements

    For social movements whose members believe they are maligned and misunderstood in the broader culture, marginalization is no laughing matter. But as the New Atheist Movement demonstrates, humor can be ... FULL ARTICLE AT PhysOrg.com

  2. http://boingboing.net/2014/08/12/uc-riversides-world-class-sc.html Science fiction author Nalo Hopkinson, a professor at UC Riverside, sounds the alarm about a change in management at the Eaton Science ... FULL ARTICLE AT LISNews

  3. UC Riverside's world-class science fiction library under threat

    Science fiction author Nalo Hopkinson, a professor at UC Riverside, sounds the alarm about a change in management at the Eaton Science Fiction Collection, the largest public science fiction and ... FULL ARTICLE AT Boing Boing

  4. Pacific Ship Operators To Be Paid For Slowing Down In Whale Feeding Areas

    Shipping giants will soon be getting $2,500 incentives to slow down through the Santa Barbara Channel, according to the Center for Environmental Research & Technology at U.C. Riverside. FULL ARTICLE AT CBS San Francisco

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